SOMETIMES ALL IT TAKES IS A PHOTO

Posted on: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Photos taken by Yan Palmer 
These photos were taken long before I started my blog and while clearing out my computer last week I realized I had never shared them here. As I sorted through the folder my heart began to ache, in only the way seeing your baby so small, bald, and squishy can do. Lucas was 10 months old in these photos, still nursing, two teeth down, and just barely attempting to make his first steps. We had just moved in to our tiny apartment and had barely decorated. We were planning a first birthday, sorting through boxes, juggling work and family life, and adjusting to our new, very small space. I can't believe almost 2 years have passed. I wish I could back in time and re-live some of these moments. I wish I could tell myself not to be so hard on myself at times. To stop wishing for a bigger apartment, a fancier kitchen, or hardwood floors. Because when I really stop to think and reflect, none of that matters. All I see when I look at our faces in these photos is love. A young couple who beat the odds and brought a miracle into this world. In the last few months I have been experiencing the same kind of time-consuming mind set - I need. I want. Looking at these images were a much needed gentle reminder that all I need is us. I am still looking forward to moving, decorating, and all the fun projects that I really do love. But it will be done with what we can afford, Ivan's input will be heard (I hope you are reading this honey ;), and most importantly our new home will continue to be filled with joy and love. 

15/52

Posted on: Tuesday, April 15, 2014


"A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Bath time is Lucas's jam nowadays. He brings ALL his toys in with him and can play long past his tiny fingers crinkle up and the water turns cold. Sometimes I even drain all the water (hint, hint kid..) but nope. Bath time forever! I love my water boy. 

SNIP SNIP. AND THERE IT WENT.

Posted on: Sunday, April 13, 2014

I've been letting my hair grow since I was pregnant with Lucas with only the occasional trim (thanks, mom!). I am wildly attached to my hair and it's always kinda, sorta been my thing. Even on days where I feel frumpy and less than stellar my hair has always been there to save the day. I'm a hair coward I suppose. Well there has been a shift in the hair universe and the past few months I have been on a short-do pinning frenzy. Fantasizing about a chic bob and the sorts. But after growing it so long (the kind of long that clogs the drain and gets stuck in weird places..) you start to feel guilty about chopping it all off. It's a labor of love to maintain my hair. Lately it had become more of a pain than anything else. I didn't have the time or energy to blow it out and more often than not it was tied up. I'm now an expert at the top knot. Email me for tips ;) In all seriousness, there's no sense in having long hair if you're not going to let it hang in all it's glory, am I right?Last week I finally grew a pair and made the appointment and Friday was the big day. After a few glasses of wine, I left the salon feeling brand new. But let's be real - cutting off 14 inches of hair is a BIG DEAL. I woke up Saturday and cried for twenty minutes. Yep, I sure did. I think I remember this sort of thing happening when we cut off Lucas's hair for the first time. I'm a sap for hair! But two days later and mama is feeling good. I have my ponytail in a plastic ziplock ready to be mailed to Beautiful Lengths (thanks to a mama on Instagram who made the recommendation!). You can learn more about the program and requirements here. So basically, wins for all! #shorthairdontcare 

ICE CREAM WEATHER

Posted on: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Sixty degree temps are meant for walks around the hood and ice cream cones from baskin robbins. Wouldn't you agree? Lucas is such a ham these days. I mean, he has always had one heck of a personality but in the past few weeks he has become such a riot. He's the star of our world is what he is! Look at those poses! That's all him - no stage mom coaching necessary ;) And that red house? He takes it EVERYWHERE. We can't leave the house without. It's filled with all his favorite toys and lately he has become obsessed with ninja turtles which he lovingly calls his "turssssss". Close enough buddy. If you follow me on Instagram you will notice I have been using the hashtag #lucasandhisredhouse, because seriously this thing makes an appearance in almost every photo. And can we talk about the weather? Tank tops and leopard print camper hats for the win! This year Lucas was selected to become a Sly Fox Threads brand rep and we are loving every piece from their spring/summer collection. I'm so excited to share more looks in the next few weeks! xo



14/52

Posted on: Sunday, April 06, 2014

"A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2014."

The smile that lights up my world. Point blank. I love you kid. Mami and papi love you more than you will ever know. 

LITTLE QUOTE JAR

Posted on: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Little Quote Jar is the fab little sister to Time Capsules - one of my all time favorite gifts for baby. Created and designed by the same amazing Make History team, this little beauty is now available for sale. Lucas is becoming quite the chatter box and often times I find myself looking at him and thinking "where on earth did you come up with that?!". I'm sure I am not the only one with a funny kid! These pint sized comedians really do say the darndest things, huh? Little Quote Jar was created with this in mind. Every time you find your little one spewing out something ridiculous, funny, or wise (Lucas is my little wise owl, ya'll ;), you can scribble down their quote and add it to the jar. Genius! It comes complete with 2 notepads, a pencil, and the jar itself is gorgeous. I am purchasing mine this weekend and plan on displaying it on our front console. In celebration of it's debut, Make History is offering free worldwide shipping all this week - use the code 'MAKE HISTORY' in checkout. xo

THE WEEKEND

Posted on: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

This weekend was amazing, exhausting, and trying - all rolled into in. Yes, it really is possible to have an incredible weekend that you just can't wait to be over. Trust me on this one. The mister was working late all week and had to work ALL weekend. He was off doing important job business and it was just the monkey and I left alone to our own devices. So here is a breakdown of what we did: took a few delicious naps (Lucas. NOT mama.), had a play date, took a few walks, and went to see abuela in Queens. Oh. A little person who shall not be named also decided to wake up at dawn on Sunday morning. Fun for everyone! But in all seriousness, although we missed daddy greatly, it was so nice to have a few days of one on one time with my boy. He really is the light of my life. Even if he hates when mami sleeps ;) 
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